German cloud-based SaaS startup CouchCommerce has raised a seven-figure sum in its search for funding. The company’s first financing round is backed by Hannover Beteiligungsfonds and the Venturepreneurs Organisation.
CouchCommerce, which launched in 2012, is a cloud-based SaaS provider that develops web-apps for tablets, smartphones and smart TVs. CouchCommerce will use the funding to expand its CouchCommerce.com site, become compatible with all smartphones and tablets.
Barclays has signed contracts with six of the fintech startups that just graduated from its second New York accelerator programme.
Company card killer Pleo has raised $3m in new funding as it prepares for public launch in the UK and Denmark.
Cheques are become less and less common in the UK according to new research from global market research firm Mintel which claims contactless card use has overtaken cheque payments in the UK for the first time.
Payments for digital and physical goods made mobile operating system-based payments platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay are expected to boom in the next few years according to new analysis from Juniper.